landing spot. will be interesting to see how he does.
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|9 hours 16 min ago||Never faked an ID||
Never arrested for disorderly conduct either, though that's more of a mystery because very little of my college age conduct was orderly.
It's dumb, but if you want to be the starting QB at Michigan you don't get to be dumb. Having all eyes on you is as much an honor as a curse. I got to be dumb because I was faceless LSA student #4813799. It's unfair but that's not necessarily a bad thing. If Harbaugh puts him in the doghouse it'll be to make him a better person; lacking that kind of guidance I assholed all through my 20's until I started seriously running out of friends.
|9 hours 34 min ago||I don't fear anybody||
In his first season as an FBS HC, Harbaugh knocked off a #2-ranked USC on their turf riding the backup QB of a squad that won one game the previous season. You could practically write a "What would Brian Boitano Do?" song parody about him. Just because we're the underdog don't mean we have no chance, and that goes double when Harbaugh's the HC.
But underdog is underdog, and while I get that MSU and OSU are depleted, I won't consider UM the favorite for any reason other than irrational trauma. If we're in danger of controlling the game they can always eject our middle linebacker because an OL pushed him down while people can fly onto our prone QB with reckless abandon.
|10 hours 27 min ago||FWIW||
I speak only for myself but I have no idea where the hell this "easy schedule" talk came from. I don't expect any of Penn State, Wisconsin, Iowa, MSU, and Ohio State to be gimmes. I expect Michigan to beat most of them but any of the first three could be 2015 Minnesota -- a competitive underdog that nonetheless should've been put away if not incredible luck and playing out of their minds. We're Michigan; we get everyone's A-game. And just because I'm a pessimist, I consider us to be an underdog to MSU and OSU whatever the paper matchup says until we actually beat them.
Hell, I'll throw Maryland in there as well, at least this year. Durkin doesn't have much talent there but he knows more about Michigan than Harbaugh does Maryland, and may have a surprise or two up his sleeve. Again, should win, but don't get cocky, kid.
I expect Iowa to be good. Not undefeated good, but still damn competitive.
|4 days 11 hours ago||Quality is real, "best" is speculative||
Pulling in top-5 recruiting classes is important. Being the #1 recruiting class is not.
Recruiting rankings matter on a holistic level, but when it comes to on-field performance the parts are more important. People are making a way bigger deal out of Ohio's recruiting numbers than is warranted. If Michigan was in OSU's place -- as in, way out in front of everyone else -- I'd be going, "That's nice but we still gotta develop the talent and win the games." Exhibit A: Ryan Glasgow vs. Will Campbell. Yes, they're exceptions but again, all I'm saying you need a GOOD recruting class. Being statistically the best one doesn't mean anything.
|4 days 11 hours ago||Not worried||
They may keep them all but BFD. OSU has seldom had a problem pulling in talent, and it hasn't always worked out for them.
Yeah yeah that sounds like sour grapes, and they're legitimately formidable now, but I remember Michigan punching above their weight against more talented OSU squads because the latter had less cohesion. 2013 comes to mind. We lost, but by a single point. With Borges running the same damn plays everyone else had on tape. And DG playing with a broken foot. OSU's defense was biting on bait that MSU practically laughed at. Last season OSU futzed around until MSU woke them up, almost losing to NIU. They don't always make the best use of the talent they have (something we've been VERY familiar with on our side the past few years).
Star rankings matter. I'm not here to dispute that. Harbaugh's trying to close the recruiting gap because he knows that. But, while he's also doing that, he's also scouring the country for under-the-radar recruits and actively pursuing 3-stars he's enamored with. Between a 5-star he can't use and a 3-star that fits his mold, he'll take the 3-star. Sitting on top of the recruiting rankings isn't something that concerns him.
Now, if OSU has simiar recruiting cohesion AND just happens to be pulling in a ridiculous class, I'd be really worried. But traditionally, that doesn't seem to be the case. They'll be tough to beat as long as Meyer's there, but this rivalry wouldn't be fun if they were pushovers. (We've been the pushovers lately and that ain't fun either, but we got the right guy to fix that.)
|4 days 12 hours ago||Yep||
He was so sure of his guarantee, if you were on his team you could get a tattoo of it.
|5 days 10 hours ago||Teammates||
It's a sign the batters ahead of her had good OBP.
As a Seattle Mariners fan I got sick of Ken Griffey Jr. home runs. . . solo home runs. That made a 5-0 game into 5-1. Teammates with OBP are important.
|5 days 11 hours ago||Methinks||
I'm probably just repeating in my own words what everything thinks, but the fear factor is that softball has enough inherent variance that Mizzou + luck can topple Michigan. I don't think Michigan will lack in effort or want, but if the ball just does funny things enough times, Mizzou at their best is enough that superior talent alone won't beat them.
If Michigan merely plays up to their potential without Murphy's Law, nothing Mizzou does will matter.
|6 days 2 hours ago||Duh||
You can't have one without the other.
|6 days 15 hours ago||OKC isn't exactly the "good guy" either||
Held a gun to the franchise's head to get Seattle to buy a new playground for them (this was in the middle of the 2008 implosion -- Seattle didn't exactly have basketball on the brain). Turned out that Bennett had lied to Schultz and made ridiculous demands because he intended to move the franchise to OKC at first opportunity, including breaking lease. Never once negotiated in good faith.
I have nothing against Westbrook and Durant, but I don't want OKC to ever win anything. If the Warriors ownership is arrogant, the OKC ownership is downright cynical.
|6 days 15 hours ago||Curry||
So far he's playing with an injured knee, ankle and elbow. He might be trying to be TOO tough. The Warriors did OK without him (though he helped closed out the last series). He's not Dennis effin' Rodman where his job is to harass shooters and pull down rebounds; hitting long 3s is a finesse thing and if he can't do that consistently he's not helping his teammates out there.
|6 days 16 hours ago||Was he?||
Oh well. My point isn't undermined by that, though that does make Hoke's record on LB recruiting a lot more middling.
Everyone's starting up this narrative that Hoke's recruiting amounted to D-line and ¯\_(ツ)_/¯. Which, first off on the D-line side, Glasgow was a walk-on and I don't recall a consistent, quality, issue-free pass rusher in four damn years (Clark bloomed late, then turned out to be a bad character). And you can see quality Hoke recruits all over the field. The super-duper glaring bust where he had absolutely no success and it's entirely due to methodology is QB.
We did very well on D-line recruiting under Hoke, but it isn't quite as black-and-white as everyone's making it out to be.
|6 days 16 hours ago||Eh||
We did quite well with DBs. Also, RBs and OL are notoriously hit-or-miss so his mixed results are in good company. Butt, Smith, JMFR, Cole, Peppers and Lewis are all Hoke recruits.
Weaknesses were mainly WR and QB. Chesson's turning into a bona fide playmaker and Darboh's fine but he whiffed on a LOT of receivers. Funchess was recruited as a TE.
|1 week 5 hours ago||Luiji Vilain||
|1 week 11 hours ago||Noooo||
Stop! Being MGoBlog's muse is like the Michigan version of the Madden cover. RIP Dennis Norfleet and Freddie Canteen.
|1 week 15 hours ago||Perryman was a beast this game||
People keep going on about how much bigger today's athletes are, and it's true. There were bigger guys (most notably William Perry) but they usually lacked the speed to be effective.
So this is probably more a sign of a bygone era, but I had to marvel at Bob Perryman. Dat FB dive out of the wishbone for the 2nd TD. It was a clean leap into the endzone. He also covered on the 82-yard punt and broke the game open with the 55-yard TD run. He was a fullback! Today's athletes are a more deadly combination of size and speed, but that isn't to say Michigan didn't have some crazy athletes even back in the 80s.
P.S. Dunno about #5. When the ball pops out it usually hits the ground first. McMurty went into fetal position (i.e. he didn't land on the ball since that's NEVER ruled a catch) and the ball never hit the ground.
|1 week 4 days ago||We'll expose the stink behind it||
Any day now. Recruiting violations, cream cheese on bagels. . . we'll find something.
And MGoBlog will do nothing, because they're in cahoots with Spring Game Grin.
|1 week 5 days ago||I believe||
Eddie McDoom is a Sith Lord.
|1 week 5 days ago||What a creepy monster.||
Also, does this mean they're on some list of people most likely to have part of a finger amputated before next season?
|1 week 5 days ago||Too much consensus.||
Let's change the question. If you were called upon to organize Captain Kirk's away team for his latest adventures on an as-yet unexplored M-class planet, who out of the '16 class would you redshirt?
Bear in mind this isn't limited to the high likelihood at least one will die. Being on an away team requires courage in the face of danger, athleticism when stunts are called for, patience when Kirk has sex with green-skinned women, good hands to handle hot-glued props, and you never know when you'll have to execute a reach block on a Klath'thlrrroean Slug-Beast if Doc Bones is in danger of having is liver sucked out by a proboscis. The size of the team isn't fixed; they all have to be young and male (for whatever reason) but thankfully all our recruits check those two boxes.
|1 week 5 days ago||Dat wolverine eyeblack||
I half expect these women to suddenly brandish claymores to crush our enemies, see them driven before us, and hear the lamentations of. . . their boyfriends, I guess.
|1 week 6 days ago||Ugly, ugly business||
I expect to hear reports of recruiting violations by Spring Game Grin any day now. Buying votes with cash, putting cream cheese (or was it jam?) on bagels, that sort of thing.
Not that MGoBlog will do anything about it because they're as crooked as sin.
|1 week 6 days ago||All the 1-seeds went down?||
This calls for a diatribe about the seeding job by the Selection Comittee.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||So||
What's the Gonzaga of this Tournament?
|2 weeks 5 days ago||"The wine culture has a way of getting in to you."||
I'm gonna go out on a limb and assume ingestion is the primary method.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Thought 3rd question was about the Rose Bowl||
. . . since that endzone pick was more famous, and I was all wait, wasn't that Ryan Leaf, and didn't the receiver break outside?
His PR TD in the OSU game is so much more famous that I forgot he even had a pick in that game.
Don't read too much into it, folks. (By "it" I mean my derp.) I just need more coffee.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Rules #1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9||
I don't know what your background is but if you're like 90% of people who aren't working out, now's not the time to invest in equipment.
The full first nine rules of exercise is FUN. In particular, don't try a "challenging" workout that has a high likelihood of burnout within 3 weeks. If you haven't worked out in a long time or always had trouble with it, you're not going to do it. Most workout programs are a financially front-loaded business; they can and do work, but don't care if you quit so they've no qualms about ramping up the difficulty. If you've bought the DVD and/or the equipment they have your money. The toughest workout program in the world doesn't mean shit if you don't actually DO it. OTOH a friend of friend lost 40 lbs. by getting addicted to DDR. Let me reiterate that: The guy lost weight playing a video game.
So even just getting up out of your chair, closing the door, putting on headphones and spazzing out to your favorite music is a workout. It'll get your heart rate up and after even 10 minutes you should be in a good sweat. As you get used to moving around you'll want to add stretches and stuff to avoid injury, and if you're feeling skippy you might want to practice some moves.
If you have a goal, like a marathon or making Michigan's football team as a walk-on or losing X pounds by Y, then you need a regimen. Then you need a workout that actually feels like work. But if you just want to exercise, anything is better than nothing.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Technology and evolution are linear||
History is cyclical. You'll read about some ancient philosopher or whoever who discovered some pretty nifty ideas on how to be a society when contemplating his navel or whatever and 3000 years later people are still doing the same things that annoyed said long-dead philosopher.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||?||
Weirdly, I got more upvotes after purging this comment. . .
I think MGoBlog is trying to tell me my silence is more appreciated than my input?
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Duh||
The impropriety of satellite camps.